THE best TV shows and documentaries to watch this week, including a documentary on young footballers’ attitudes to women
MUSIC: Adele At The BBC
In her first TV appearance since singing Skyfall at the Oscars in 2013, Adele spends an hour chatting to Graham Norton and performing classic tracks and new ones from her forthcoming album, 25. Don’t miss.
Friday, BBC1, 8:30pm
DOCUMENTARY: Footballers, Sex, Money: What’s Gone Wrong?
Amal Fashanu, daughter of former footballer John, examines the culture of the sport and finds worrying attitudes among some young players towards women, fuelled by the huge amounts of money they earn and widespread sexual promiscuity.
Tuesday, BBC3, 10pm
DRAMA: The Coroner
Claire Goose heads the cast of this new ten-part daytime drama following the fortunes of coroner Jane and the deaths – a new one each episode – she has to investigate. Filmed in the West Country, including Torquay, it co-stars fellow Casualty alumnus Matt Bardock as Davey, the local detective sergeant.
Monday to Friday, BBC1, 2:15pm
NATURE: The Secret History Of The British Garden
Affable Monty Don takes a leisurely stroll through 500 years of garden heritage in this new four-part series. In the first episode he goes back to the 17th century and visits Levens Hall in Cumbria and continues to London’s Hampton Court. He also shows how an aerial photograph taken by the German Luftwaffe in the 1940s revealed a long lost garden.
Tomorrow, BBC2, 9pm
REALITY: I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!
The victims, I mean volunteers, have yet to be announced, but expect someone from TOWIE, an ex sports star and a big name of yesteryear in need of a financial and publicity boost. As ever, Ant and Dec host.
Tomorrow, STV, 9pm
MUSIC: David Gilmour: Wider Horizons
The Pink Floyd guitarist talks about his life and career in a film by Kieran Evans which follows the recording over six months of Rattle That Lock, Gilmour’s recent warmly-received solo album.
Today, BBC2, 9:45pm
SPORT: Live Tennis: ATP World Tour Finals
Last year Andy Murray charged around the world to get sufficient points to make the end-of-season World Tour Finals at the O2 in London, only to exit tamely at the hands of Roger Federer. This year he has good form and fitness – making the final of the Paris Masters last weekend – so could do well in the tournament which pits the eight top ranked players in two pools of four. The BBC is showing the afternoon session each day so there should be a good chance of seeing all the leading competitors at some point.
Tomorrow to Friday, BBC2, 2pm